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The New Decade is Here!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fresnorich, Aug 19, 2005.


  1. fresnorich

    fresnorich

    Sep 17, 2003
    Fresno, CA
    Check out the newest Lakland: http://lakland.com/

    How often does a truly original bass come around?

    I'm dying for a Tabacco Sunburst sans pickgaurd.
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    I've been waiting for what seems like a year to see this up on their site.

    SWEET!
     
  2. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    Ireland
    MEH...

    doesnt do it for me
     
  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Rich is just excited because he has a free one coming to him for coming up with the model name. I haven't forgotten ya Rich and neither will Dan!
     
  4. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    Ireland
    In that case enjoy!!

    A free bass must be the greatest thing alive especially if its a Lak!!
     
  5. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I love the look. I really Dig the Red one on the site


    BUT I know I'd find the bass uncomfortable....... notice how the upper strap lock is 2 frets further away from the nut than a JO that would make the low positions further away from my reach challenged body.



    Aj
     
  6. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yup...we ran a contest when the bass was in developmet and Rich came up with the "Decade" name. It was originally slotted to be called the "Hornet" and have a 2+2 headstock.
     
  7. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Here's the first conceptual drawing.


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  8. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    First prototype under construction..

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  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    The prototype had a mahogany body...

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  10. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    The completed prototype and only one made with 2+2 headstock and mahogany body now owned by Chris Solberg in the Bay area.

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  11. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Lakland trivia question (Rich is excluded).

    Q: What is the model name of the one off prototype?
     
  12. fresnorich

    fresnorich

    Sep 17, 2003
    Fresno, CA
    :)
     
  13. relayer66

    relayer66

    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    The prototype, at least, looks kinda Wal-ish. The model on the site looks different, gets away from the Wal look, especially the headstock makes the difference. I like the looks. How much are these running on the street?
    One of these in shoreline gold or sherwood green might just be the ticket to cure my GAS.
     
  14. Yeah!!! at last!!!

    mmm ....one in Shoreline Gold and passive electronics....mmmm
     
  15. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    That depends on if you want a basic passive model or one like the blue one with active electronics, blocks and binding and matching headstock.

    Base retail starts at $4,000 so street is $2,800 +/-

    They go up from there...the blue one with all the add-ons would sticker out at $5,500 and have a street of $3,850 +/-

    Keep in mind my "street" prices are based on "MAP" pricing so there's some wiggle room beyond that depending on the dealer.

    Yes, there will be a Skyline version sometime in the future.
     
  16. relayer66

    relayer66

    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    Holy crap...I could get another Alembic for that price.
     
  17. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    You could (maybe used) but then again it would be an Alembic and not a Lakland then wouldn't it?

    You're in Chicago...call Dan up and pop over to the factory and play one. Mine is still there (the natural one on the factory website) and you're most welcome to check it out.

    You can't buy it though because I had Joe Osborn, Bob Glaub, Jerry Scheff, Darryl Jones and Duck Dunn all autograph the back of the body at the factory in March before it was clear coated. :hyper:
     
  18. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I want tobacco burst.
     
  19. Can I get it fretless?


    Because if I can, I might be in love